Chosen: The History of an Idea, and the Anatomy of an Obsession

Chosen: The History of an Idea, and the Anatomy of an Obsession

by Avi Beker
     
 

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About the Author:
Avi Beker is the visiting Goldman Professor in the Department of Government at Georgetown University and the former Secretary General of the World Jewish Congress See more details below

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About the Author:
Avi Beker is the visiting Goldman Professor in the Department of Government at Georgetown University and the former Secretary General of the World Jewish Congress

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“Well-researched, insightful, Avi Beker’s volume on the theme of the chosenness of the Jewish people responds to many questions, both ancient and contemporary, that are worthy of the reader’s interest.”—Elie Wiesel, author of Night

The Chosen takes up a concept that goes straight to the heart and root of Judaism—the role of ‘chosenness’ that the Jews saw for themselves and the role which they played in the unfolding history of our civilization. Beker makes an important contribution in taking us back to the sources of the deep and embedded hatred of the Jews over the centuries. This scope of the book makes it very important to scholars, activists, and anyone interested in a very unique approach to an ancient puzzle.”—Natan Sharansky, Israel’s Minister for Jerusalem & Diaspora Affairs, and former Jewish human rights activist

“Avi Beker’s The Chosen is the most important book on Jewish identity to appear in recent times. Highly readable, yet based on extensive scholarship, The Chosen portrays the drama of Jewish history and identity through an exploration of Judaism’s key defining concept. Beker’s is the first work of this nature to appear since the twelfth century.”—David Chanoff, co-author of Ariel Sharon’s Warrior: An Autobiography

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230264052
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
05/13/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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